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Pratt Institute. School of Home Economics

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1892 - 1960

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Isabel Ely Lord Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC-011
Abstract The Isabel Ely Lord Papers document the experiences of Lord while she worked at Pratt Institute from 1904 to 1920. From 1904 to 1910, Lord was the Director of the Library. From 1910 to 1920, she directed the School of Household Science and Arts and shaped the curriculum so that it became an emerging standard for the field. The Papers consist of biographical materials like newspaper clippings and publications, as well as letters to and from Lord between 1903 and 1920.
Dates: 1903 - 1959; Majority of material found within 1903 - 1920

Jessie Griffith Stone Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC-020
Abstract Within this collection are papers and artifacts belonging to Jessie Griffith Stone, later known as Jessie G. Rockefeller. Mrs. Rockefeller attended Pratt Institute’s School of Household Science and Arts from 1913 to 1915, where she earned a certificate in Trade Dressmaking. The collection includes samples of in-class work, such an embroidery workbook, notebooks, and artifacts related to sewing such as pincubes and spools. The materials date from 1885 to 1915.
Dates: 1885 - 1915; Majority of material found within 1914 - 1915

Julia Ruhfel Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MC-022
Abstract The Julia Ruhfel Collection consists of classwork, drawings and notes compiled by Mrs. Julia Ruhfel from 1894-1940, who not only earned two certificates from Pratt Institute, but also taught at the school from the years 1916-1926. Mrs. Ruhfel earned her first certificate in 1895 in Professional Household Arts, and her second in 1910 for Trade Dressmaking. It was the latter subject that Mrs. Ruhfel went on to teach at Pratt, as well as to local students in the various cities in which she lived...
Dates: circa 1894-1940

Records of the School of Home Economics

 Collection
Identifier: PI-003
Abstract The records of the School of Home Economics document the history of the school, beginning with relevant correspondences and reports from the year leading up to its founding in 1888. The evolution of the school is traced through the merging of the schools of Domestic Science and Domestic Arts into the School of Household Science and Arts, which later became the School of Home Economics in 1941.A combination of institutional records, student workbooks, memorabilia, course descriptions and alumnae...
Dates: 1887 - 1959; Majority of material found within 1888 - 1915